sciurius wrote:For publishable content tools like LaTeX and, sometimes, OpenOffice.org are great although the LilyPond integration can be tricky.
My thoughts exactly! I want something that is publishable, up there with the best of the best!
sciurius wrote:I you're going for a collaborative effort, the best (only?) option is a Wiki. Flexible, open, controlled, version control, it's all there. MediaWiki has a LilyPond plugin, you can read about it (and see it in action) here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LilyPond
Moreover, the LilyPond folks are extremely helpful people (I'm one of them ).
A (Media-)Wiki is, obviously, the most obvious choice up front. I will definitely look into that before I carry on. The only problem, of course, is how to get it looking good like LaTeX, but make it easy to edit like a Wiki.And since you're one of the LilPond people, my thanks to you!
raboof wrote:I understand that. You could use a wiki (either WikiBooks or your own) as an editing/collaboration/version-control/web-access system, and generate the publishable result (e.g. PDF) from the wiki content. For example, check out the 'Create a book' feature of WikiBooks. It would need some tweaking, but I think the concept is pretty good.
A "Create a book" option on a Wiki does not give the best results that I am looking for. I would like little boxes with pictures and hints, and and all sorts of similar things one would find in a modern theory book. Basically, I was thinking of a customizable layout.
Thanks to all for your input so far! I will look into the Wiki option again, and come back with my feedback.
sciurius wrote:Please do not get we wrong, I'm not tryin to discourage you. Au contraire! But if you're good at writing this theory book it would be such a waste if you got stuck in hairy typesetting details.
No worries! I understand. Thanks for the input - I need all possible sides of the story to make a decision.